Clinton group funds Haitian recycling plant
Clinton's foundation awards $250,000 grant to Haitian recycling plant
Associated Press
2014-02-19 03:01 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The private foundation for Bill Clinton has awarded a $250,000 grant to a recycling plant in Haiti.

The former U.S. president made the announcement Tuesday before he finished a two-day trip to the Caribbean nation, where he used to serve as a United Nations special envoy.

The Clinton Foundation awarded the grant to Sustainable Recycling Solutions, a business that pays Haitians to collect recyclable materials from trash heaps and landfills. The scraps are then sorted by type and turned into new materials.

Clinton also visited a new apparel manufacturer, which plans to reinvest half its profits into a health care and education program. The 100 employees earn 300 gourdes per work day or $6.81. Haiti's minimum wage is $4.54 per day.

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